Reviews and Recommendations

Client Rating

Based on 32 Reviews

Review by Adele Langeness, Mendota Heights Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

We were lucky that Claire was referred to us by our close friends. She was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond to help us find a wonderful new house! Claire is incredibly knowledgeable about the areas of Minneapolis we were interested in. She understands nuances such as high traffic areas and local hotspots/restaurants that helped us find a house in the perfect location. Claire is also incredibly diligent and hard working. She has excellent relationships with various people in the industry from the house inspector to the title agent. It is clear that she is a joy to work with in all aspects of the field. We highly recommend Claire for you next home buying or selling endeavor!

Review by Alex, Minneapolis Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire was wonderful and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone buying a home in the Twin Cities. She was very knowledgeable about the area and type of home/neighborhood that we were looking for and helped us tackle some critical questions/considerations in the home buying process. She made our first-time home buying experience VERY enjoyable, especially in such a competitive market, and we felt like she always had our best interest in mind. Can't say enough great things about working with Claire and Emerald Real Estate.

Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Review by Justin Rupert Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. She listens, understands and helps in the entire process. I have now bought and sold a home with Claire and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Coming from NYC and having to learn the MN ways she was there step by step. I’m happy to now be able to call her a friend. And when the next one comes around she will be the only phone call I make. Thank you Claire.

Review by Mel Guse, Minneapolis Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire is a rockstar! I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Review by Mary, Upland, CA Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

We worked with Claire Killen on both the purchase and sale of our home. She's incredibly knowledgeable and knows how to get the most for your money. She also has a great understanding of different neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities, and helped us get into an up and coming area. Our property values rose significantly after being there just 6 years. Claire is also a delight to work with -- attentive, responsive and fun!

Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Review by Keri, Falcon Heights, MN Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

We enjoyed meeting Claire Killen and working with her on the purchase of our home. She diligently followed up on issues, remembered details, and gave great advice. Claire was flexible and able to meet at times that fit our schedule. Thank you!

Sold a home in Minnetonka, MN in 2018

Review by John K Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire helped me buy my first home in the spring of 2018. Being a first time homebuyer in a tight market is an anxiety-inducing experience. Will I find a home I like? Will I run out of time before my apartment lease ends? Claire helped me navigate this challenging (and exciting) time with ease. Throughout the process, Claire made me feel like I was her only client. She was absolutely attentive to my questions and reacted quickly when we needed to set up showings or push an offer along. It was also evident that she wanted to find me a home I would love and that would treat me well. Even in a market where homes would be sold within hours or days after listing, Claire helped me find a place that I love within two weeks of starting the search. She made the process a lot of fun, too! Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable, gets things done quickly, and genuinely cares for her clients' experience during the homebuying process. You would be hard-pressed to find a better realtor.

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2018

Review by Nick & Jeannie, Minneapolis Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire's expertise in the Minneapolis area was exactly what we needed to purchase our first home. In a challenging market, Claire's attention to detail and quick response was what set ourselves apart from the rest of the pack. Outside of her professionalism and skill as a broker, Claire is one of the most genuine human beings we have met. Her positive attitude and high energy made the process that much more exciting and memorable. We are very grateful to have worked with someone so great. I would recommend Claire a million times over!

Sold a home in Hopkins, MN in 2018

Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2018

Review by verified client Sourced by RealSatisfied.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise


Sold a home in Eagan, MN in 2018

Review by Justin Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

I don't think this small box can express how amazing Claire is. Claire knows her clients needs, wants, and how to keep my crazy mind from getting to distracted. Coming from New York City to MN she was able to read me and help me adapt to MN real estate and make buying a home easier. She fought for me and made sure I got the best possible deal. For her I wasn't a transaction, I left that closing table with a friend and I am very greatful for that. Thank you Claire and I'll see you on the next one.

Sold a home in Burnsville, MN in 2017

Review by Nick Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

We had a wonderful experience working with Claire on the recent purchase of our home. We felt she was very on top of things and had good solutions whenever issues presented themselves. She makes the process smoother and less of a burden, and it's clear that she wants a great outcome for her clients. This is not the first time we've worked with Claire, and we'll definitely call her again if we ever need help. I'd recommend her to anyone in need of guidance in buying or selling property.

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2017

Review by Alicia Streiber & Melissa Erickson Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire Killen was absolutely AMAZING to work with! We will be recommending her to everyone we know. She is extremely knowledgeable and her communication with us was excellent. When a few hiccups arose, Claire was able to negotiate them, thus getting us everything we wanted. Nothing by 5 stars for Claire Killen!

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2017

Review by Whitney Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

As a first time homebuyer, the process initially seemed a bit intimidating but Claire guided me through everything flawlessly from start to finish, always putting me at ease & making me feel comfortable and confident each step of the way. I absolutely LOVE my new home and may not have been able to find it and seal the deal without her! Thank you, Claire! You're amazing.

Sold a home in Eden Prairie, MN in 2016

Review by Tavis and Megan Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

My wife and I decided to move to MN from OR and Claire Killen was our contact on the ground. She brought of aura of professionalism and command of the area that we have not seen in other realtors in our previous market. n nThis is an easy referral for my wife. If/when we purchase another house we will continue working with Claire to ensure we have the most competent, professional realtor on our team.

Sold a home in Saint Paul, MN in 2016

Review by Patrick O'D Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire was an exceptionally skillful, organized, and competent professional. She made the entire process move with ease and with little stress. She is a great realtor. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2016

Review by Jeff Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Simply amazing! Understood what we were looking to accomplish with the sale of our house, and provided guidance on making it happen quickly, and without a hitch. Super responsive to both my wife and I and really helped make the process so easy and fun. Loved working with her, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a super engaged realtor who takes the time to understand her client's needs and helps you accomplish what you want. Claire is the best!!

Sold a home in Big Lake, MN in 2016

Review by Kiki Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

We had such a wonderful experience working with Claire Killen. She accomplished more in the first 2 weeks of working with her than our previous agent accomplished in over 2 years. Being new residents to the state of Minnesota, we relied on her for information about the areas we were looking in. Her knowledge of the market and location trends helped us to make a great decision about the purchase of our home. When we reached out via email or phone call, she was very prompt in her responses to us. She is very organized and thorough in her research which we appreciated. Overall, we can't say enough about how fabulous she was...we are eternally grateful to her!

Sold a home in Burnsville, MN in 2016

Review by Craig W Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

This is my second time using Claire as my realtor. First time I was the buyer, this time I sold an investment property. Claire couldn't have been more responsive, professional and pleasant to work with during both transactions. On top of that she actually cares about her customers! I will use Claire again and will also recommend her to everyone I know (I already have).

Sold a home in Edina, MN in 2016

Review by JSM-L Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Working with Claire was a great experience. She was knowledgable, guided us through the process and made finding our new home easy. We couldn't ask for a better realtor.

Sold a home in san jose, CA in 2015

Review by Xin Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication

Pretty good

Sold a home in Minneapolis , MN in 2016

Review by CBD Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire was just fantastic!

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2016

Review by Eric Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire was brilliant. I liked seeing real estate, and I saw a lot. Claire was great at helping me figure out when a house with a problem was a problem house. She was great at providing feedback without steering me towards anyone conclusion. She was also incredibly responsive and attentive. I saw more than one house within hours of its hitting the market. Claire is incredibly knowledgeable and professional.

Review by Katrina Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

I was a first time home buyer and Claire came to me highly recommended by a friend who worked in title & closing. Claire could not have exceeded my expectations more! I felt comfortable with her immediately and appreciated her help as she guided me through every step. Her communication style, a combination of email, text message, phone calls, and in person meetings, made me feel like I had her undivided attention without being overwhelming. I felt she was very honest and always had my best interests at heart. She understood what differentiated me as a buyer and used that information to persuade the seller to accept my offer over another one. Claire was responsive, knowledgeable, and anticipated my needs. I plan to recommend her to anyone I know that's searching for a realtor!

Sold a home in Minnetonka, MN in 2015

Review by Jamie M Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Working with Claire was an absolute pleasure! She made the purchase of our new home painless and fun! She was patient and always there for us, working hard to help us find the perfect fit for our new family. My husband and I would recommend her to anyone, and we will be using her if the time comes where we would like to move again!

Sold a home in Minneapolis, MN in 2015

Review by David Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Realtor was extremely professional. She communicated the selling process to us very competently and thoroughly. She answered our questions in a very timely manner and was ALWAYS approachable and extremely kind.

Review by Mark A Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating
Responsiveness
Negotiation Skills
Professionalism & Communication
Market Expertise

Claire is the very best at what she does in helping people buy and sell homes!

Recommendations

    Without a doubt THE best real estate agent to work with. And if I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing. Justin Rupert
    Claire is an excellent realtor! She was a careful, thoughtful and dedicated advocate on our behalf when we bought our home, and we would recommend her services! Adam Coolong
    I highly recommend Claire. She is amazing on so many levels. Makes the buying selling process easy and attainable. Cannot say enough good things about her! Gabriel Forster
    Claire did a great job at finding us an amazing house on a surprisingly short notice. As a new home buyer she was great at answering my questions and making me feel comfortable with the purchase. Thank you, Claire! Shane Wigton
    Claire was incredible! She sold my place for more than I expected and faster than anyone else has ever been able to in my building. Her warm and professional personality can't be beat. I will absolutely work with her again. Steven Coleman
    Claire Killen was the realtor for the house we recently sold in Roseville. We appreciated the great tips she gave us when preparing the home for sale, her availability when we had questions and the personal interest she took in selling the home. Thanks to Claire we were able to sell the house within 2 weeks and were happy with every aspect of the sale. We highly recommend Claire as real estate agent!! Keith and Nan Venhui
    Claire is THE best! Professional, high integrity, hard working, fast, but all done with the biggest heart! We've put our full trust in her on multiple occasions and she has more than delivered each time! We've had multiple wonderful transactions with her over the past few years or so...In fall 2012, we bought our first home, a cute 1bd/1ba thru her and no matter the size, she treated the house as a Palace and us like royalty. Oct 2014, thru Claire we put the same 1bd/1ba on the market, sold Nov 2014 and bought our much bigger gorgeous 3bd/1ba. Wow! We still love the home today! Thank you Claire! Andrew Scheglowski
    I had the pleasure of working with Claire this summer to sell my condominium on Lake Calhoun. Claire had fantastic ideas, new perspectives, was fun and easy to work with and diligent in her representation of me as the seller. I appreciated her honesty as we prepared to list the property and her diligence and professionalism to make the sale positive for both me as the seller and the new buyer! She's a true gem and I would recommend anyone work with her on a sale, purchase or both! Josh Hillger
    Working with Claire to sell my home and purchase a new one was an absolute pleasure. She is incredibly genuine and I felt that she was working for my best interests every step of the way. Claire's knowledge, experience and resources made my family's transition as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Claire to anyone looking for a new home! Sheila Podtburg
    We have had several transactions with Claire. Not only is she very experienced she is also fun to work with! My wife and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent to buy or sell their home. Gregg Murray
    Claire is an incredibly knowledgeable, honest, hardworking, kind, and responsive realtor. She made my first-time buying experience much easier, and helped my fiance and I find the perfect triplex to suit our personal and monetary needs. I highly recommend her and will be using Claire again when it's time to purchase another property! Kelsey Bitney
    Claire did an exceptional job selling our home and helping us find a new one. She sold our house in a quick timeframe during the winter months in Minnesota which is no easy task. We were working with her remotely while living in Chicago which we feared would cause some problems when putting in offers. Claire made the whole process very easy with her masterful use of technology. We can't thank Claire enough for her help with our major life event. We completely endorse and fully recommend Claire as a realtor. Kyle Jorgensen
    It was a true pleasure to work with Claire Killen, our Realtor. Every step along our journey, she clearly demonstrated to us that our best interests were her top priority. We built a new home and Claire was constantly on top of all issues that arose throughout the design and build process. Her expertise and experience in this area was invaluable to us in making the decisions and selections that we made. There were so many items to decide upon and Claire helped my wife and me to clarify our individual wants and needs so that we could make the best decisions together. And she did this in a fashion that made it fun and exciting. She is a warm and welcoming person who has the tenacity and pragmatism to get the job done right. The end result of working with Claire is we now have a dream home we love. To anyone considering buying, selling or building a home, I would highly recommend they use Claire as their Realtor. Mark Allen
    Claire Killen is a trusted agent that assist me with leasing a condo downtown Minneapolis. She has great knowledge about the market, quickly responds to fast paced transactions, and will represent you well. I will use her again in the future. Shannon Isaacson
    Claire is an amazing Realtor who is able to use her intuition, along with her vast skill, to help nervous, first-time home buyers, such as myself, feel less intimidated and more confident about the process. She is a great listener who makes an effort to understand the emotional narrative living beneath the client's motives. Three cheers for Claire - and not just because we share the same fabulous first name!! Claire Banerjee
    We purchased a home with Claire's valuable assistance in 2014. She is a delight to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended to anyone buying or selling in the Twin Cities! Wallace Olson
    I sold my home in Edina and purchased my downtown Minneapolis condo with Claire and when it comes time for me to sell and buy again Claire will be the only call I make. She made everything so easy and painless. I have recommended her to others and they have had the same excellent service and positive experience. Katie Miesen
    Claire Killen is the perfect friend everyone wishes they had to help them find the perfect property. She is sharp and insightful about a client's needs and will fight fiercely for you. Clare is the consummate home matchmaker! Natalie O'Shea
    We highly recommend Claire as a real estate agent. This was our first experience in purchasing a home and Claire was amazing through the entire real estate process. She walked us through the steps and was very professional, open, honest and a blast to work with! In our initial meeting, Claire took diligent notes regarding our specific needs as well as our budgetary limitations. She did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. We found Claire to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails and we never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also highly personable with an engaging personality. She is very honest and her advice worked like a charm and she made the process enjoyable to be a part of. We love our new home and are pleased to recommend Claire Killen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home/business location. Eddie Eames
    We worked with Claire on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home and we could not have been happier! Claire is so much fun to work with and is an expert in her field. Anyone would be lucky to have Claire working on their side! Andrew Richardson-W
    Location is so important in every business venture. Claire was a very important part of that real estate process for us. She was the expert and we felt very comfortable putting it all in her capable hands. Because of her ability to connect we all ended up with a valued friendship as well as a successful business relationship. She is thorough and smart and very attentive. I would highly recommend her to any one that needs a new business location as well as any one that has residential needs. She is an expert in both markets. Thank you Claire. Susan Carter Jacobs
    I "highly recommend" Claire Killen as a real estate agent. Claire met our expecations and went above and beyond to help us find the perfect property for our business. Claire is a true professional and fun to work with she makes the process as easy as possible. She is detailed oriented and a great negotiator. You can't go wrong working with Claire! Rosemary Merrill